Engaging Your Community Through Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries

Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes
Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner will discuss the digital library as a platform for a two-way exchange of knowledge between your library and community. At cultural heritage’s core is community, and in this workshop, you’ll learn about a range of approaches for community engagement. Community focuses your mission, builds and enriches your collection, and ultimately defines your digital library’s value and decides its sustainability.
Topics include:
  • How to test your assumptions on your audience and its needs
  • How to crowd source your digital library
  • How to use web services, APIs, and the semantic web to improve discoverability
  • How to establish a sustainable funding base for the long term
  • How to collaborate with community partners
  • How to win attention on the social web

Internet Librarian 2014

Join us in Monterey, California once again for a great Internet Librarian Conference!

This year’s Internet Librarian 2014 focuses on the exciting, creative and innovative ways that librarians are not just participating, but driving, the digital directions in their communities. It reflects the strategies, services and tools that enable librarians to engage, connect and build relationships with their communities. It discusses mobile devices and electronic collections and how their use is changing the spaces and services in libraries. It highlights the skills, competencies, and roles that are evolving to deal with all these changes in our communities, campuses and organizations. Hear about leading edge tools and techniques for grabbing the attention of your audience and community at Information Today’s 18th annual Internet Librarian.

Registration has opened; use the special LinkedIn group discount code 14LI to save $100 on the early bird! http://go2.iti.bz/qrh

Supporting Digital Scholarship

Supporting Digital Scholarship
Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner
Thursday, June 19
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
90 minutes


In this workshop, Karen Calhoun, author of the bestselling book Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects, and Aaron Brenner will present a community-centered, life-cycle model of success factors for creating thriving digital library services. You will learn how your team of digital library or repository managers and subject liaisons can create value in scholarly research, communication, and practice.
Topics include:
Evaluating subject—and institutionally—based repositories
Managing the shift to social digital libraries, researcher profiling systems, and scholarly social networks
Overcoming common barriers that digital library managers face
Recognizing the potential value of your digital library

Archives in the Digital Age: When the Past Meets the Future

Online registration is now open for The Northern California Technical
Processes Group (NCTPG) 77th annual program: Archives in the Digital Age:
When the Past Meets the Future.

Presenting on the topic will be:

Lara Michels, Project Archivist, Bancroft Library, University of
California, Berkeley

Sherri Berger, Product Manager, California Digital Library

Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archives

The program will be held at the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret
Auditorium (lower

level) on Friday, May 23rd, from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Register : http://www.nctpg.org/

ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation: An introduction to the basic concepts on November 17, 2010


ALCTS webinar: Digital Preservation: An introduction to the basic concepts

Date: November 17, 2010

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

Description: This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of digital preservation. Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to define digital preservation, discuss significant threats to digital materials, describe tools for addressing these threats, explain three key concepts of digital preservation, and be able to identify sources for further information on the topic.  Intended audience members are library staff with responsibilities for digital projects and those interested in getting an introduction of the basics of digital preservation.

Presenters: Cathy Martyniak, Preservation and Storage Librarian, University of Florida and Emily Gore, Head of Digital Initiatives, Clemson University.  Cathy Martyniak has been the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida since 1999. Her research interests include digital preservation, interactions between library staff at off-site storage and preservation units and grant writing. She received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996.

To Register, complete the online registration form at http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm
<http://www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/reg/webinar.cfm>  for the session you would like to attend.


Group Rates – ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

Individuals – ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

Participants outside the United States may register at the ALCTS member rate.

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org
<mailto:tferren@ala.org> .

Trendy topics digital reference online conference on September 14


TAP Information Services and the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University Announce: “Trendy Topics:  Digital Reference” Online Conference

This will be the 7th in a dynamic series of online conferences on hot topics.  Individuals and groups may participate from wherever works best – no need to travel.
Conference Date:  Tuesday, September 14, 2010, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, 10:00 Central, 9:00 Mountain, and 8:00 Pacific.

Keynote Speakers:
·         Alison Miller from the Internet Public Library will provide the morning keynote on “Digital Reference Evolution.”  She will address user needs and expectations along with librarian responses and best practices in the digital reference environment.

·         R. David Lankes from Syracuse University will provide the afternoon keynote on “Reference in the Crowd.”  He will address creating a whole new reference unrecognizable by our predecessors and infinitely better.

Other Presenters:
·         Rose Chenoweth on “Virtual Valor”
·         Mary-Carol Lindbloom on “Days of Future Past and Digital Reference”
·         Samantha Thompson on “Virtual Reference in Virtual Worlds”
·         Lori Bell and Tom Schmidt on “Mobile Reference”
Conference Series website:  http://www.trendytopics.info
Conference schedule:  http://www.trendytopics.info/T2Refschedule.pdf
Register online:  http://www.eventbee.com/view/trendytopics/event?eid=65537
(If you prefer to pay by check rather than online via credit card, please contact Tom Peters at tpeters@tapinformation.com.)

Registration Fees:
· $40 for individuals
· $100 for groups (that is, 3 or more individuals currently affiliated with the same organization.  Group registration includes participating from up to 3 locations.)
· $30 for students
· San Jose State University SLIS faculty and students may participate at no charge.  Please contact Lori Bell at lbell927@gmail.com for a coupon code. For more information on the Trendy Topics series of online conferences, please contact Lori Bell at lbell927@gmail.com or Tom Peters at TAP Information Services at tpeters@tapinformation.com.

Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites (ALA TechSource Workshop)

via email

link – http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3014

ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to help you and your staff participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library. We hope you’ll find the workshop both informative and practical.

Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites
An ALA TechSource Workshop
August 3rd, 2010 @ 2:30pm Eastern (1:30pm Central, 11:30 Pacific)

Every library needs a presence on the web. Whether you work at a large academic library or a public library in a small town, you need to be able to provide service and content to your patrons beyond the walls of your building. In this workshop, David Lee King will take you through the process of building an effective, user-friendly library website that will expand and enhance your library’s presence in its community.

David Lee King is the Digital Branch and Services Manager at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans for, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website usability and management, digital experience planning, and managing techie staff and has been published in many library-related journals. David was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2008 and recently published his first book, Designing the Digital Experience. David writes the Internet Spotlight column in Public Libraries magazine with Michael Porter and maintains a blog at www.davidleeking.com.

Please note: upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. Downloads may only be purchased using a credit card. If purchased using a purchase order, your account will be billed but the download will be inaccessible.

This ALA TechSource Workshop is licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.

JCDL 2009

via email

For Immediate Release
April 16, 2009

2009 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, June 15-19, 2009 in Austin, Texas
Early registration for JCDL 2009 (June 15 – June 19, 2009) is now open.  Please see https://www.regonline.com/63371_713164M. Register now to guarantee the lowest registration fee. Early registration will be open until May 21, 2009 midnight.
Since 2001, the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries has served as the major international forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries,” including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, and distributing digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing.
You can also register to stay at the University of Texas AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center where the conference will be held (http://meetattexas.com). The conference planning committee has selected an interesting array of papers to be presented and arranged for keynote speakers and panel discussions to provide a lively exploration of the “state of the art” of digital library discourse and scholarly work.
Conference presenters represent 15 different countries and 19 states in the United States The Program Committee accepted 29 full papers and 18 short papers. Covering a range of topics presenters will explore digital libraries along the theme of “Designing Tomorrow and Preserving the Past — Today.” Conference keynote speakers include Christine Borgman, Professor & Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA and Gerhard Fischer, Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The ever popular poster session (over 50 posters) will be held on the evening of Tuesday, June 16th “in real life” at the AT&T Center, as well as in “Second Life.”
JCDL 2009 will be held in Austin, Texas and is hosted by the School of Information at the University of Texas. It has been organized by an international committee of scholars and leaders in the Digital Libraries field. Hundreds are expected to attend the five days of events including a day of cutting edge tutorials; 3 days of papers, panels, and keynotes; and a day of research workshops.
Watch for emerging details on the conference program please at http://www.jcdl2009.org/.

From Branding to Library Closures, Learn and Share at November’s Webinars

WebJunction webinars provide not only a free opportunity to learn something new, but also a chance to interact with other attendees and share your own expertise. A diverse set of offerings is scheduled for November.

Are you interested in:

  • marketing your library services through the library brand,
  • extending your library service hours with “24/7″ digital tutorials,
  • learning how to build a technology team,
  • better understanding your library’s role in the community, or
  • learning why libraries close and what you can do to prevent your own library closure?

You can learn more about all these topics in WebJunction’s November lineup of free webinars.

Branding Libraries and Their Services

We are surrounded by brands in our world—visual representations of a manufactured good or some service that allows a customer/user/patron to quickly identify the product/service. If someone says, “Golden arches,” you immediately think of a certain fast food restaurant. Any business or service can brand itself, for marketing and publicity purposes. But what is a brand? How are they created? What benefits do brands offer? What are the challenges facing a branding project? Can libraries effectively brand themselves and their services? If so, how? Join Michael Leach as he answers these and other questions, while providing a solid framework and background on what brands are and how they work.

Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/attendance.asp?ID=1527

Go Team! Quick Tips to Help You Build a Technology Team in Your Library (MaintainIT)

Join MaintainIT’s Brenda Hough as she interviews Michelle Foster for “Go Team! Quick Tips to help you build a technology team in your library”. Michelle is IT Manager for the Boone County Public Library in Kentucky. This fast-paced and interactive session will introduce the idea of technology teams and libraries. Hear what Michelle has done, share your experiences, and think about what you might want to do in the future. Take 30 minutes out of your day to learn from the experiences of others and get something started. This is a part of the MaintainIT Cookbook webinar series where contributors to the Cookbooks share their insights, their secrets, and what you can do to get started with projects like theirs.

Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/attendance.asp?ID=1531

24/7 Librarianship: Reaching Patrons With Digital Tutorials

Join guest speaker Marcia Dority Baker of Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska College of Law as she explains how libraries can use digital tutorials to reach customers around the clock. She will discuss how digital tutorials can support learning and instruction as well as provide access to information and educational resources to customers when the doors of the library are closed.

We will explore: what is a digital tutorial, how libraries can use digital tutorials, help brain-storm ideas on how all types of libraries could be creative with limited budget and staff resources, and include tips on free video software librarians could use to get started.

Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1510

Rural Webinar: Your Library’s Role in Your Community

WebJunction and The Association for Rural and Small Libraries presents a free hour-long webinar focused on a topic important to the work of sustaining Rural and Small libraries. This session completes our 2008 focus on trustees and boards. Jim Connor and Pat Fisher will focus on assessing your library’s role in your community—and how to move from the fringe to the bulls-eye.

Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/attendance.asp?ID=1512

Why Public Libraries Close

Join Dr. Christie Koontz, of Florida State University, for an one-hour webinar where she will discuss Why Public Libraries Close, a report she co-authored based on the first systematic nationwide study on the impact of public library closures and facility location. Using staff interviews and demographics analysis using geographic information systems (GIS), the study analyzed impact on library users and potential markets. Koontz will discuss national trends identified during the period of the study as well as guidelines developed that provide recommendations for libraries to prevent closure, measure impact on patrons, and where new library facilities should be opened.

Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/attendance.asp?ID=1532